Description

    A VIENNESE SILVER GILT, ENAMEL AND JEWELED TOWER CLOCK
    Attributed to Hermann Böhm, Vienna, Austria, circa 1867-1874
    Unmarked
    22-1/2 inches high (57.2 cm)

    The tower clock fitted with five clock dials, enameled at domed top and around body with fifteen individual scenes drawn primarily from mythology, body applied with enameled and silver gilt cagework mounts depicting putti, masks and mythical beasts, blue enameled Corinthian columns mounted around the lower body support individually cast silver soldiers above a base fitted with semi-precious stones, resting on five paw feet.

    This clock is one of the most grand examples of enamel work produced by a Viennese silversmith in the second half of the 19th century. As such it is not surprising that it is unmarked, as the intent was to give the impression of a Renaissance masterpiece.


    Estimate: $70,000 - $100,000.

    Condition Report*:

    with minor loss of silver gilt and enamel commensurate with age

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    8th Monday
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